Season 27 Tier List: Solo Greater Rift Push Build Rankings

Last updated on Aug 20, 2022 at 00:02 by Impakt 7 comments

This page goes over the current state of each class in Season 25 in respect to their solo clearing capabilities and provides a full ranking of each build currently available on the site.

1.

Top Solo Greater Rift Pushing Builds for each Class

Season 27 constitutes the largest meta shake-up in a long time. The multitude of class-wide legendary powers has made it so we are almost certainly going to be surprised this season with how well some builds end up performing. Rest assured however, the overall power level of all builds this season is going through the roof; the number of viable builds has only increased this season. Below is our assessment of what the top builds will look like.

1.1.

Barbarian

With patch 2.6.7, several items that modify Rend Rend were buffed, bringing forth this build as the top Barbarian build and one of the top S-Tier builds overall. In the past couple of seasons and on non-seasonal, this build has dominated the leader boards for Barbarian while also being relatively easy to play, making it an excellent build for players looking to pick up Barbarian for the first time. Even with the buffs to other Barbarian builds this season, Rend will still be the best solo build.

While there are some amazing new powers for other skills like Hammer of the Ancients Hammer of the Ancients, the generic Whirlwind Whirlwind power is simply too strong to pass up for consistently grouping enemies and abusing Area Damage.

1.2.

Crusader

Crusaders are probably in the strangest spot this season for solo-pushing. The top build is almost certainly going to be whichever build can best utilize the new Angel class power, which has been allowing Crusaders to solo 150's with ease on the PTR leaderboards. It did receive some nerfs, but not enough to shake it off as the ultimate build. Depending on how powerful the Angels end up being, you might even see full tank builds that do not even try to do damage themselves, instead relying completely on the class power, but this is one where we will need to wait and see how the meta shapes out.

1.3.

Demon Hunter

After a season away, the GoD DH is back on top. The class powers for strafe in particular are incredible for Demon Hunters, making this a clear swap in ranking. The Marauder set is still quite strong, but is going to be overshadowed this season. GoD DH still has the incredible speed, consistent damage, and ability to stack stricken on bosses to make it a top-tier clearer.

1.4.

Monk

While the Inna's set has reigned supreme for Monks for multiple seasons now, the WoL Monk is looking to be the single strongest overall build this season. This is entirely due to the powerful new class power that Monks get this season, specifically juicing up the Wave of Light build into something even more incredible than it already was.

1.5.

Necromancer

Necromancers are getting several powerful new builds this season, including a full set rework of the Trag'Oul set. However, the most powerful new build is looking to be the Army of the Dead Necromancer using the Rathma set, once again thanks to the new class powers. The consistent damage and durability enabled by the new power is incredible, making it one of the most consistent and safe builds to clear high GRs with.

1.6.

Witch Doctor

Mundunugu is once again looking like the set of choice for Witch Doctors, thanks to the new generic class power that enables huge pull-ins and explosions with your Piranhas. Mundunugu is exceptional at dealing huge burst damage to small areas of targets, which the new class power solves for you by tightly grouping screens of monsters at a time. Now the build is free to abuse Area Damage completely, and should propel it to new heights.

1.7.

Wizard

With some last-minute changes to a few key items, Meteor Wizards are looking to be extremely powerful in the new season. The ability to run both Meteor Shower and Star Pact as runes should make both Tal Rasha and LoD potent builds capable of clearing at the highest level. This has the potential to be a huge power spike, maybe even more than was intended with these last-minute changes.

2.

Full Build Tier List

The difference between the tiers below is roughly equal to 5 GR levels. Also remember that builds evolve and adapt, and the tier list below will almost certainly end up over or undervaluing some builds as they play out over the season. This list is by now means set in stone, and has plenty of room for change as we learn more about the new builds.

2.1.

S-Tier Builds

Class Build
Monk LoD Wave of Light Monk
Wizard Tal Rasha Meteor Wizard
Crusader Aegis of Valor Fist of the Heavens Crusader
Necromancer Rathma Army of the Dead Necromancer
2.2.

A-Tier Builds

For A-Tier and below, builds will no longer be placed in order. There are too many builds that are too close in power to have an accurate ranking between builds within the same tier.

Class Build
Monk Inna Mystic Ally Monk
Demon Hunter GoD Hungering Arrow Demon Hunter
Necromancer Trag'Oul Death Nova Necromancer
Demon Hunter Marauder Sentry Demon Hunter
Barbarian LoN HotA Barbarian
Wizard Firebirds Wizard
Barbarian Wrath of the Wastes Rend Barbarian
Witch Doctor Arachyr Corpse Spiders Witch Doctor
Demon Hunter Marauder Multishot Demon Hunter
Witch Doctor Mundunugu's Regalia Spirit Barrage Witch Doctor
Monk Patterns of Justice Tempest Rush Monk
Demon Hunter Impale Demon Hunter
Wizard LoD Energy Twister Wizard
Monk Sunwuko Tempest Rush Monk
Wizard LoD Frozen Orb Wizard
Barbarian Boulder Toss Raekor Barbarian
Wizard LoD Hydra Wizard
Necromancer LoD Singularity Mage Necromancer
Necromancer LoD Poison Scythe Necromancer
Witch Doctor Zunimassa Poison Dart Witch Doctor
Wizard Typhon Hydra Wizard
Wizard Vyr Archon Wizard
Wizard DMO Frozen Orb Wizard
Wizard Tal Rasha Meteor Wizard
Crusader Thorns Invoker Crusader
Crusader LoD Bombardment Crusader
Necromancer LoD Corpse Explosion Necromancer
2.3.

B-Tier Builds

Class Build
Necromancer Masquerade Bone Spear Necromancer
Barbarian Immortal Kings HotA Barbarian
Barbarian Leap Quake Barbarian
Barbarian Might of the Earth Seismic Slam Barbarian
Demon Hunter LoD Rapid Fire Demon Hunter
Demon Hunter Natalya Rapid Fire Demon Hunter
Barbarian Horde of the Ninety Savages Frenzy Barbarian
Necromancer LoD Corpse Lance Necromancer
Witch Doctor Jade Harvester Witch Doctor
Necromancer LoD Thorns Necromancer
Witch Doctor LoD Poison Dart Witch Doctor
Witch Doctor LoD Spirit Barrage Witch Doctor
Crusader LoD Blessed Shield Crusader
Demon Hunter N6M4 Demon Hunter
Demon Hunter GoD Bola Demon Hunter
Crusader LoD Condemn Crusader
Crusader Akkhan Condemn Crusader
Monk Sunwuko Wave of Light Monk
Monk Rainment Generator Monk
Necromancer Pestilence Corpse Lance Necromancer
Monk Uliana Exploding Palm Monk
2.4.

C-Tier Builds

Class Build
Wizard Tal Rasha Frozen Orb Wizard
Witch Doctor Zombie Bear Witch Doctor
Barbarian Whirlwind Barbarian
Demon Hunter Unhallowed Essence Multishot Demon Hunter
Crusader Blessed Hammer Crusader
Crusader Sweep Attack Crusader
Necromancer Rathma Bone Spirit Necromancer
Necromancer Inarius Generator Necromancer
Witch Doctor Gargantuan Witch Doctor
Wizard Lightning Archon Wizard
3.

Changelog

  • 20 Aug. 2022: Updated for Season 27.
  • 14 Apr. 2022: Updated for Season 26.
  • 10 Dec. 2021: Updated for Season 25.
  • 23 Jul. 2021: Updated for Season 24.
  • 29 Mar. 2021: Updated for Season 23.
  • 17 Nov. 2020: Updated for Season 22.
  • 01 Jul. 2020: Slight adjustments to the tier list.
  • 29 Jun. 2020: Updated for Season 21.
  • 09 Mar. 2020: Updated for Season 20.
  • 23 Nov. 2019: Page added.
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